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Author: Jocelyn K. Glei Narrator: Amy McFadden Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2016 ISBN: 9781522640349
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The average person checks email 77 times a day, sends and receives more than 122 email messages a day, and spends 28 percent or more of their workweek managing a constant influx of email. Even when we’re away from work, checking email is the most popular activity we engage in on our mobile devices, outranking even browsing the web or social networks.

Email is an incredibly powerful and essential tool for doing our daily work, but it has become a near-constant source of frustration, anxiety, and distraction from our work. We have reached a tipping point where “email overload” is no longer a unique problem—it is everyone’s problem. So how can we solve it?

With Unsubscribe, Jocelyn K. Glei, founding editor of Behance’s 99U and author of Manage Your Day-to-Day shows readers how to repair their relationship with email, transforming it from a constant source of distraction into a productive tool again. She explains how and why email is so overwhelming and addicting, and lays out strategies for limiting the energy you spend on email by setting meaningful work goals, clarifying which people and messages truly matter, and creating a daily work routine that aligns with your natural creative rhythms.

Through her actionable, thoughtful advice, Glei will help you to:

  • • Stop letting email dictate your mood, your focus, and your to-do list
  • • Process your inbox efficiently based on what and who really matters to you
  • • Dispatch excess email without guilt
  • • Compose messages that get people to take action• Deliver criticism in an effective, considerate way
  • • Establish boundaries that allow you to engage in more meaningful work.
With activities and style checklists, Unsubscribe makes the task of learning how to manage email easy, approachable, and fun. What’s more, by completely transforming the way we relate to our inboxes, it helps us make room in our lives for more meaningful work and more creativity.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Office productivity may be a dorky subject, but Glei is dusting off the cobwebs. If one of your resolutions is to finally get on top of your inbox, the ‘email whisperer’ can help.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “Though Amy McFadden’s precise articulation is obvious at first, it soon becomes an aspect of her performance that expresses certitude—a pleasing confidence that works well with the clear insights and concrete suggestions in this excellent book. Combined with her vocal likability, it’s an effective vehicle for this kind of content…This audio will help many listeners rediscover their mojo and take back control of their lives.”


  • Unsubscribe is an unfailingly smart, funny, and down-to-earth guide to mastering email so that it no longer masters us.”

    Oliver Burkeman, author of The Antidote

  • “Explains in simple terms why email is so broken and offers practical solutions to help fix our lives again. Before you declare email bankruptcy, read Unsubscribe!”

    Simon Sinek, author of Start with Why

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About the Author

Jocelyn K. Glei is a writer who is obsessed with how to find more creativity and meaning in one’s daily work. Her previous books include Manage Your Day-to-Day, Maximize Your Potential, and Make Your Mark, which offer pragmatic, actionable advice on managing one’s time, career, and their business. She was formerly the founding director of the 99U Conference and editor of, which earned two Webby Awards for Best Cultural Blog. Her books and writing have been featured in outlets including NPR, New York Magazine, Fast Company, BuzzFeed, Quartz, SELF, London Guardian, Harvard Business Review, and Brain Pickings.

About the Narrator

Amy McFadden has narrated more than two hundred titles in many different genres. She is an AudioFile Earphones Award winner and has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She has acted on stage throughout Michigan for more than twenty years and in commercials and film for ten years. She is a founding member of Dog Story Theater in Grand Rapids, Michigan.